Order of Worship 11/1/20
Order of Worship
Sunday November 1, 2020
All Saints’ Day
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GREETING FROM PASTOR DAVID NICOL
CALL TO WORSHIP
We have come to affirm our historic faith.
To worship the God of our mothers and fathers,
the saints who have gone before us.
We have come to remember God’s benefits to us the living.
To respond in thanksgiving to the mighty works of God in our lives today.
We have come to affirm our trust in the God of all futures,
To whose name be blessing and honor, glory and power forever and ever. Amen.
HYMN “Love Divine, All Loves Excelling” #384 UMH
O Living God of past and future,
we praise you for this present moment.
Fill us with your joy and empower us with your Holy Spirit,
that our strength may be renewed to sing a new song of your glory
in a world which longs for your healing and your peace.
All this we ask in the name of Jesus, in whom we become your new creation. Amen.
SCRIPTURE Ephesians 2:13-22
SCRIPTURE Revelation 7:9-17
SERMON “Citizens with the Saints” Rev. Vivian Ruth Waltz
IN MEMORIAM those we have lost this year
TITHES & OFFERINGS tithes.hamburgumc.org/Give
DOXOLOGY #94 UMH
PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING
As we bring our tithes and offerings to you, O God, we are grateful that you have claimed us as your people.
For all the saints who went before us who have spoken to our hearts and touched us with your fire, we praise you. For all the saints who live beside us whose weaknesses and strengths are woven with our own, we praise you. For all the saints who live beyond us who challenge us to change the world with them, we praise you.
May we clearly recognize what it means to be called children of God, and to know we are to be your saints neither by our own inclination nor in our own strength, but simply by the call and the power of Christ Jesus our Savior. Amen!
PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE
Lord in your Mercy, Hear our Prayer.
THE LORD'S PRAYER
HYMN “Sing with All the Saints in Glory” #702 UMH
DISMISSAL and BENEDICTION